Contextual factors influencing implementation of evidence-based care for children hospitalized with asthma

Flory L. Nkoy, Victoria L. Wilkins, Bernhard A. Fassl, Joseph M. Johnson, Derek A. Uchida, Justin B. Poll, Tom H. Greene, Karmella J. Koopmeiners, Carolyn C. Reynolds, Karen J. Valentine, Lucy A. Savitz, Christopher G. Maloney, Bryan L. Stone

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The translation of research findings into routine care remains slow and challenging. We previously reported successful implementation of an asthma evidence-based care process model (EB-CPM) at 8 (1 tertiary care and 7 community) hospitals, leading to a high health care provider (HCP) adherence with the EB-CPM and improved outcomes. In this study, we explore contextual factors perceived by HCPs to facilitate successful EB-CPM implementation. METHODS: Structured and open-ended questions were used to survey HCPs (n 5 260) including physicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists, about contextual factors perceived to facilitate EB-CPM implementation. Quantitative analysis was used to identify significant factors (correlation coefficient ≥0.5; P ≤ .05) and qualitative analysis to assess additional facilitators. RESULTS: Factors perceived by HCPs to facilitate EB-CPM implementation were related to (1) inner setting (leadership support, adequate resources, communication and/or collaboration, culture, and previous experience with guideline implementation), (2) intervention characteristics (relevant and applicable to the HCP's practice), (3) individuals (HCPs) targeted (agreement with the EB-CPM and knowledge of supporting evidence), and (4) implementation process (participation of HCPs in implementation activities, teamwork, implementation team with a mix of expertise and professional's input, and data feedback). Additional facilitators included (1) having appropriate preparation and (2) providing education and training. CONCLUSIONS: Multiple factors were associated with successful EB-CPM implementation and may be used by others as a guide to facilitate implementation and dissemination of evidence-based interventions for pediatric asthma and other chronic diseases in the hospital setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)949-957
Number of pages9
JournalHospital Pediatrics
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pediatrics


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